Board of Trustees
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) is fortunate to have such a diverse and well balanced Board of Trustees that meet four times per academic year.
All Trustees support PSD's success by actively planning and participating in board work, as well as lending their expertise via committee work.
All of PSD's Trustees are volunteers who generously provide their time, resources, and specialty services to our school, for which we are grateful.
Each Trustee holds a fiduciary responsibility focused on ensuring financial stability and success of PSD programs and longevity.
Various committees meet at PSD frequently throughout the academic year.
Inquiries pertaining to Board Meetings and Trustees should be directed to Kim Schlicher, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Board of Trustees at email@example.com.
- Alexander "Sandy" Bilus, Esq.
- Nicolette Brown
- Margaret "Peggy" Conver
- Harvey J. Corson, Ed.D.
- Douglas E. Johnson
- June Goodwin
- Mary Karol Matchett
- Edward Opall
- Don Peterson
- Michael Skolnick, AIA
- Denise Tucker
- Edward H. Bosso, Jr
- Dr. Benjamin J. Soukup
- Janet S. Weinstock
Dr. Matchett is the Assistant Vice President for students and academic services at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She provides direction and oversight for a number of NTID programs and services. She also serves as a member of NTID's senior leadership group and the NTID administrative council. She is responsible for ensuring that students receive appropriate academic support services through collaboration between faculty and staff across departments.
Elizabeth Smith, the Chair of the Board, stated, “We are excited that Mary Karol, PSD alumni, is joining the Board. We look forward to working with her for many years to come.”
On behalf of the entire PSD community, the Board extends a warm welcome to Dr. Matchett
Ms. Weinstock served as the student recruiter for Gallaudet University and as the PreK-12 ASL & English teacher, Lead Teacher, and Content/Literacy Specialist at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center for 35 years until her retirement in 2015.
She has led workshops, presented, and consulted on Deaf Studies course development, storybook reading, Children’s Literature, and language arts instruction. Janet and her husband, Mike, a PSD alumni, are proud parents of two adult Deaf sons.
Parent Representative, David Opperman
Mr. Opperman is a parent of a PSD student and represents our PATCH&S group at all Board of Trustee meetings.